Zain-ud-din Abdur-Rahman relates that after completing 80 recitals of the Qur’aan, Ibn Taymiyyah started it all over again with him. However, when he reached the closing verses of Surah Al-Qamar – “Lo! The righteous will dwell among gardens and rivers firmly established in the favour of a Mighty King” – he expressed his desire to continue the recital further with Abdullah ibn Muhib and his brother Abdullah az-Zara’ee. These brothers were both pious and pure of heart, and their recital pleased Ibn Taymiyyah very much. He did not, however, complete this recital of the Qur’aan before the knell summoning him to heaven was sounded.
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A beneficial article written by Shaykh Kehlan al-Jubury that I would like to share…
On the authority of ‘Ā’ishah the Mother of the Believers رضي الله عنها who said:
مَا رَأَيْتُ أَحَدًا أَشْبَهَ سَمْتًا وَدَلاّ وَهَدْيًا بِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ فِي قِيَامِهَا وَقُعُودِهَا مِنْ فَاطِمَةَ بِنْتِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ
قَالَتْ: وَكَانَتْ إِذَا دَخَلَتْ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ، صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، قَامَ إِلَيْهَا فَقَبَّلَهَا وَأَجْلَسَهَا فِي مَجْلِسِهِ، وَكَانَ النَّبِيُّ، صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، إِذَا دَخَلَ عَلَيْهَا قَامَتْ مِنْ مَجْلِسِهَا فَقَبَّلَتْهُ وَأَجْلَسَتْهُ فِي مَجْلِسِهَا
“I have not seen anyone resemble the Messenger of Allah ﷺ in the style, attitude and way of their standing and sitting than Fātimah, daughter of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ.”
She added, “When she would enter upon the Prophetﷺ he used to stand up for her, kiss her and seat her in his place; and when the Prophet ﷺ used to visit her, she would stand up for him, kiss him, and seat him in her place.”
This hadīth is narrated by Imām Ahmed, Abu Dāwūd and al-Tirmidhi.
The following benefits can be taken from this narration:
Sheikh Sajid highlights the importance of the qualities of a Leader and the need to focus on them and inculcate them into our lives, so that we may strive to be excellent in all our roles and responsibilities, be it as a parent, spouse, employer, child etc.
Life lessons are extracted from the life of Rasulullah (SAW) and the Sahabah (RA).
Ibn al-Qayyim said regards to the description of the Paradise and the delights that it contains:
“And if you ask about its ground and its soil, then it is of musk and saffron.
And if you ask about its roof, then it is the Throne of the Most Merciful.
And if you ask about its rocks, then they are pearls and jewels.
Sheikh Sajid highlights the importance of having a vision and focus in our lives as believers. Through analogies and various life experiences, Sh.Sajid teaches us this valuable lesson that should be prevalent in our lives so that we save the two most important blessings and resources given to us by Allah Almighty – our time and our wealth.
Weak Ḥadīths Pertaining to Virtuous Deeds
By Sh. ‘Abd-Allāh al-Juday‘
Translated by Ali Godil (with some minor changes)
In the later period of Islamic history, it has become prevalent among scholars to adopt a lenient attitude towards weak ḥadīths related to virtuous deeds, some of them attributing this approach to certain early authorities of ḥadīth. In order to arrive at an accurate conclusion regarding this issue, we must first examine the statements of the early imāms who allegedly adopted this approach and ascertain their original intent:
Imaam ash-Shafi’ee Visits Imaam Ahmad – A Strange Incident With A Beautiful Explanation!
The Personal Relationship Between a Scholar and His Student
Imam Ahmad used to mention the virtues of his sheikh, Imam Ash Shafi’ee to his wife. He would mention to her the extensive and superb knowledge of Imam Ash Shafi’ee as well as his Taqwah (i.e. piety). Imam Ahmad invited Imam Ash Shafi’ee to come visit him at his home. When the time for dinner arrived, Imam Ash Shafi’ee ate until he was full and went to the guest room for some sleep.